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Man accused of killing wife in Cuttack attempts suicide in police custody

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Cuttack: The murder accused, who was arrested by Tangi police here yesterday for allegedly killing his wife on suspicion of extramarital affair, attempted suicide by slitting his throat inside the police custody today.

The accused identified as Balaram Nayak was later admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital here in critical condition.

Sources said Balaram was arrested from Jarapada village under Tangi police limits yesterday and was lodged at the police custody for interrogation. This morning, he attempted to commit suicide by slitting his throat.

Late on August 27 night, Balaram allegedly stoned his wife Damayanti to death suspecting her of having an extramarital affair with a neighbour.